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I’m in a really bad mood today. I found out yesterday, at about 7PM that our house was being appraised at 10 this morning. We were gone all weekend so the house was a disaster and Hub had already left for work. I stayed up until 12:30 cleaning and dusting. Couple this with an underlying cold and yeah, I’m a freaking peach. I’m trying to get out of my funk though, and this is likely the last time I will post this week, so I figured I would do my cliché “I’m thankful for…” list.

I thought that maybe I‘d take a cue from last year’s list and do something a little bit off again this year. Yes, I am thankful for my kids, and a roof over my head, and being blessed enough to have been able to do some substantial remodeling this year, with the prospect of more to come very soon (upstairs). I am thankful to have had a third child, a decent husband—who loves that he gets to stay home with the kids part time, and that I have a good job. Here though are some of the OTHER things that I am so thankful for.

1. The bright yellow walls of our kitchen that make it seem warm and inviting, even when it’s a messy shithole.
2. That spell check didn’t kick out the word “shithole”
3. That Dunkin’ Donuts has finally learned the meaning of “extra butter”.
4. That the goofy baby doesn’t just smile, but she stretches her face as wide as she can, almost maniacally, to express just how happy she is.
5. And that she fits right in with all of us
6. That Lucy marches to her own beat, even if she is a force of nature, and doesn’t give a damn what anybody thinks.
7. That Bud, in his nearly 5-ness, lets me pick him up and carry him around—even if he is almost up to my shoulders.
8. Those $1 racks at the Target entrance.
9. Ok, Target in general
10. Starbucks Peppermint Mocha Twist
11. My Kitchenaid
12. That when my alarm goes off in the AM, Christmas music is already playing
13. Broccoli Cheddar Soup in our cafeteria
14. Facebook and it’s endless hours of fulfilling my “nosy” requirement
15. Warm baby neck to snuffle
16. I would LIKE TO say Gmail Themes, but I do not have it yet.
17. Mario Kart Wii
18. Sunday morning breakfast
19. cold mornings in bed, buried under blankets AND CATS
20. This Blog

So there you have it, 2008’s Thankful List. What are you thankful for?

8 responses »

  1. This is such a great list. You have a fantastic family.

  2. I am thankful for all my bloggy friends…like you. HUGS! Have a great Thanksgiving!

  3. I’m thankful that I only have five hours left to work and then I’m off for five days!

  4. Even though I’ll miss my family and friends, I’m still Thankful that we are NOT going home for Thanksgiving this year. It’ll be nice to not have to rush around. And when are we going to do Blogvention? Perhaps after all the snow melts, and the traveling won’t be soooo nerve-wracking…?

  5. I love your list. And #16 – not all it’s cracked up to be. 🙂

  6. I am thankful for this blog, myself ;).

  7. I’m thankful for how you manage to help me keep perspective about the remodeling process- I had no idea it would take so long to get this den finished, but then I think how you were PREGNANT and it wasn’t your den but your KITCHEN that was all chaotic for weeks at a time. And then I feel better. Because in the end, your kitchen DID get done, right? And you’re glad you did it, obviously. Also, I’m thankful that our town finally got not just one but two Paneras. Oh, carbohydrates, how happy we are together!


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